This winter squash hybrid produces uniform dark green fruit with vertical light green stripes and marks. The fruits are medium-sized weighing over 3 lbs that are globe-shaped and somewhat flat with a small seed cavity. The flesh is bright yellow orange, sweet and tasty. Its uniformity, vigorous growth and excellent flavor make Kurinishiki the leading kabocha squash grown in the United States, Mexico and South America and exported to Japan.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 6-8 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 95-105 days (45-50 days after flowering)
- Planting season: Late Spring to Early Summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 5-10' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. The vine can be trained to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or left to sprawl on the ground. After harvest, winter squash should be left in the sun for a few days to cure before storing.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in tempura, stir-fries, soup or baked. See recipes on our website and in the catalog.